Dr. Wyman Lai is a leading, nationally-recognized pediatric cardiologist who treats the full spectrum of heart conditions at CHOC Children’s. He is an expert in the areas of fetal cardiology and non-invasive imaging for heart disease in fetuses and children. Dr. Lai’s research interests include the echocardiographic evaluation of complex congenital heart disease and the use of advanced imaging techniques for the assessment of cardiac function. He has published over 100 journal articles and chapters, and he has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally.
Dr. Lai serves as assistant division chief of cardiology at CHOC Children’s Specialists. He has served as the Chair of the Pediatric and Congenital Council Board of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and currently sits on the National Board of Echocardiography Board of Directors. Dr. Lai is a prolific author who has written many expert publications, books, peer-reviewed articles and has contributed to several high-level textbooks utilized throughout the country.
Dr. Lai graduated from the Brown University School of Medicine and also the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed training in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology at the UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles. Dr. Lai underwent advanced training in congenital cardiac MRI at Boston Children’s Hospital.
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
Medical Director, Echocardiography, CHOC Children’s
Co-Medical Director, Heart Institute, CHOC Children’s
Assistant Division Chief, Cardiology, CHOC Children’s Specialists
Uzark K, Zak V, Shrader P, McCrindle BW, Radojewski E, Varni JW, Daniels K, Handisides J, Hill KD, Lambert LM, Margossian R, Pemberton VL, Lai WW, Atz AM. Pediatric Heart Network Investigators. Assessment of quality of life in young patients with single ventricle after the Fontan operation. J Pediatr. 2016; 170:166-172.e1.
Swaminathan N, Lai WW, Glickstein J, Shah A, Chelliah A, Krishnamurthy G, Freud L, Levasseur S. Maternal Hyperoxygenation in Fetuses with Transposition of the Great Arteries. American Society of Echocardiography 27th Annual Scientific Sessions. 2016; Abstract.
Solana AB, Paul EA, Tan EKT, Shah A, Lai WW, Hardy C, Chelliah A. Performance of Self-Calibrated Phase Contrast Correction in Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular MRI. International Society for Magnetic Resonance Medicine. 2016; Abstract.
Sachdeva R, Lai WW, Kellerman MS, McCracken CE, Lopez L, Stern KWD, Weiner RB, Welch E, Campbell RM, Douglas PS. Physician Engagement in Educational Intervention is Associated with Improved Appropriateness of Outpatient Echocardiograms: PAUSE Study Participant Survey. American Society of Echocardiography 27th Annual Scientific Sessions. 2016; Abstract.
Sachdeva R, Lai WW, Kellerman MS, McCracken CE, Lopez L, Stern KWD, Weiner RB, Welch E, Campbell RM, Douglas PS. Physicians Attitude Towards the First Pediatric Appropriateness Use Criteria Influence Their Impact on Appropriateness and Change in Practice. American Society of Echocardiography 27th Annual Scientific Sessions. 2016; Abstract.
Srivastava S, Lai WW, Parness IA. Tetralogy of Fallot. Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, 2nd edn: Wiley-Blackwell. 407-432.
Lai WW, Ko HH. The normal pediatric echocardiogram. Echocardiography in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, 2nd edn: Wiley-Blackwell. 2016; 44-60.
Anderson BR, Ciarleglio AJ, Cohen DJ, Lai WW, Neidell M, Hall M, Glied SA, Bacha EA. The Norwood operation: Relative effects of surgeon and institutional volumes on outcomes and resource utilization. Cardiol Young. 2016; 26:683-692.
Soriano BD, Fleishman CE, Van Hoever AM, Wright B, Printz B, Tacy TA, Allada V, Lai WW, Buddhe S, Srivastava S. Prevalence and Impact of Focused Ultrasound: Survey of the American Society of Echocardiography Committee on Pediatric Echocardiography Laboratory Productivity (C-PELP). American Society of Echocardiography 27th Annual Scientific Sessions. 2016; Abstract.
Paul EA, Solana AB, Shah A, Lai W, Chelliah A. Validating Self-Calibrated Phase Contrast Correction in Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Pediatric Academic Societies. 2016; Abstract.